Victoria College hosts grand opening for life size prehistoric fossil exhibit

The project aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in STEM fields

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VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College hosted a grand opening of its life size prehistoric fossil exhibit Thursday.

The exhibit is a permanent addition as a part of a $3.6 million grant. The grant is awarded over the course of five years through the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic serving institutions. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday and is free of charge.

Although the grant is geared towards S.T.E.M., project director Matthew Weiler say he hopes this project makes everyone more passionate about science.

“Get people passionate about science in general not just obviously in stem we want to increase all of our enrollment all of our science technology engineering math fields but its about making the global citizen and getting everybody an appreciation for it and have an understand what can come out of this how do these mount and how people can learn from scientists how we can study the modern aspect.”

All fossils, with the exception of the T. Rex are replicas of actual fossils that have been found in Texas.

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